Repertory and Performance: Bharata Natyam|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course focuses on the multiple applications of the Navarasa--nine colossal moods (love, disgust, compassion, valour, humour, fear, wonder, anger, and peace), drawing from neo-classical dance traditions in India, especially Bharatanatyam. Students will be exposed to dynamic and lyrical movement possibilities from 19th century colonial South India to 21st century global India. Students will perform a specially created repertory piece, NINE, where the Navarasa will be mapped out from both classical and contemporary perspectives. NINE will be performed twice (as two different versions) over the semester as part of the Spring Faculty Concert on March 2 and 3 and as part of the Worlds of Dance concert at the end of the semester. NINE is a dynamic kinaesthetic Bharatanatyam based work which will alternate between complex rhythmic dance and poetic textual interpretation.
Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Interpretation
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (DANC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
To be announced.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Daily attendance is absolutely required. Students must also be free in the evenings the week of performance (March 2-3, 2012). Students are also required to write a journal documenting their understanding of material covered through the course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have at least reached the level of Bharatanatyam 1, 2 or 3 at Wesleyan, or the equivalent.
This course will culminate in two required performances--March 2-3, 2012 and the Worlds of Dance Concert at the end of the semester.
|Instructor(s): Krishnan,Hari Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:10PM; Location: WMH; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
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